Learning Communities

If BGSU was a city, a Learning Community would be your neighborhood and your next-door neighbors will be your new best friends down the hall.

When you join a Learning Community you move into an environment where friendships are natural and campus more quickly feels like home.

Living with individuals who share your same interests, you enjoy unique resources and opportunities that help you succeed in your personal, professional and academic lives.  

Live and Learn with Students who Share Your Passions

  • Experience a smoother transition to university life
  • Earn higher grades
  • Graduate at higher rates
  • Participate in unique activities and trips
  • Get a head start with career networking that will help secure a job after you graduate.

If you are having trouble applying, please contact Lenee Hammersmith at 419-372-9979 in our Learning Community Office so she can assist you. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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Each Learning Community is unique in its own way. Some communities are made up of students with the same major or in a specific program; others are centered around a common interest and include students from all majors. Each community also offers their own unique programs and experiences.

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If the community you are interested has a fee to join, the fee is applied per semester and is in addition to your Residential Fees. The fees are determined based on the types of experiences the community provides.

Some communities require students to live in the community in order to be a member. Others accept students regardless if they choose to live in the community.

Some communities allow pull-ins, meaning you can choose to live with someone from the community or choose a roommate outside of the community. If the community doesn't, you must select a roommate who is a member of the community.

Academic Investment in Math and Science Community

For all students interested in science, technology, engineering and math.     

AIMS

Residence Hall: Offenhauer Towers
Fee to live in the community? No
Requires members to live in the community? No
Allows roommate pull-ins? Yes

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ACTION

Residence Hall: Offenhauer Towers
Fee to live in the community? No
Requires members to live in the community? No
Allows roommate pull-ins? Yes

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Air Force ROTC Community

For any student who is in the Air Force ROTC program at BGSU.

Air Force ROTC

Residence Hall: McDonald Hall
Fee to live in the community? No
Requires members to live in the community? Yes
Allows roommate pull-ins? No

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Army ROTC Community

For all students in the Army ROTC program at BGSU.          

Army ROTC

Residence Hall: McDonald Hall
Fee to live in the community? No
Requires members to live in the community? Yes
Allows roommate pull-ins? No

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Aviation Community

For any student in the aviation program, including Air Force ROTC.

Aviation

Residence Hall: McDonald Hall
Fee to live in the community? No
Requires members to live in the community? No
Allows roommate pull-ins? Yes

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Batchelder Music Community

Preference goes to College of Musical Arts students but all students with the passion for Music can apply.

Batchelder Music

Residence Hall: Kreischer Quadrangle
Fee to live in the community? No
Requires members to live in the community? Yes
Allows roommate pull-ins? No

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Business District

Residence Hall: Kohl Hall
Fee to live in the community? Yes
Requires members to live in the community? Yes
Allows roommate pull-ins? No

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Fee | $200 per semester

If this community allows upper class students to join, the fee will be $75 per semester after being a member for two years.

 

Construction Management Community

For students in a construction management major.

Construction

Residence Hall: McDonald Hall
Fee to live in the community? No
Requires members to live in the community? No
Allows roommate pull-ins? Yes

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Education and Human Development

For students in an EDHD major.

EDHD

Residence Hall: McDonald Hall
Fee to live in the community? No
Requires members to live in the community? No
Allows roommate pull-ins? Yes

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Educators in Context and Community

For students in an education major.     

ECCO

Residence Hall: McDonald Hall
Fee to live in the community? Yes
Requires members to live in the community? No
Allows roommate pull-ins? Yes

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Fee | $300 per semester

If this community allows upperclass students to join, the fee will be $75 per semester after being a member for two years.

 

Forensic Science Community

For students in the forensic science program can apply.

Forensic Science

Residence Hall: Offenhauer Towers
Fee to live in the community? Yes
Requires members to live in the community? No
Allows roommate pull-ins? No

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Fee | $300 per semester

If this community allows upperclass students to join, the fee will be $75 per semester after being a member for two years.

 

Health, Wellness and You Community

For students in a health major who are interested in research.   

Health, Wellness and You

Residence Hall: Kreischer Quadrangle
Fee to live in the community? Yes
Requires members to live in the community? Yes
Allows roommate pull-ins? No

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Fee | $200 per semester

If this community allows upperclass students to join, the fee will be $75 per semester after being a member for two years.

 

Natural & Health Science Community

For students in a science, health or pre-professional program.      

NHSRC

Residence Hall: Offenhauer Towers
Fee to live in the community? Yes
Requires members to live in the community? No
Allows roommate pull-ins? Yes

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Fee | $200 per semester

If this community allows upperclass students to join, the fee will be $75 per semester after being a member for two years.

 

All Majors Accepted

Arts Village Community

For all students interested in exploring the arts.                                           

Arts Village

Residence Hall: Kreischer Quadrangle
Fee to live in the community? Yes
Requires members to live in the community? Yes
Allows roommate pull-ins? No

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Fee | $200 per semester

If this community allows upperclass students to join, the fee will be $75 per semester after being a member for two years.

 

Chapman Community

For all students interested in community engagement, service and leadership development.

Chapman

Residence Hall: Kohl Hall
Fee to live in the community? Yes
Requires members to live in the community? Yes
Allows roommate pull-ins? No

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Fee | $300 per semester

If this community allows upperclass students to join, the fee will be $75 per semester after being a member for two years.

 

Global Village Community

For all students interested in meeting, and learning about, people from other countries and cultures.

Global Village

Residence Hall: Kohl Hall
Fee to live in the community? Yes
Requires members to live in the community? No
Allows roommate pull-ins? No

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Fee | $200 per semester

If this community allows upperclass students to join, the fee will be $75 per semester after being a member for two years.

 

Honors Learning Community

Honors College and all students in any major looking for an atmosphere conducive to academic excellence.

Honors Learning Communit

Residence Hall: Founders Hall
Fee to live in the community? Yes
Requires members to live in the community? No
Allows roommate pull-ins? No

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Fee | $200 per semester

If this community allows upperclass students to join, the fee will be $75 per semester after being a member for two years.

 

La Comunidad

For all students who are passionate about the Spanish-speaking world.

La Comunidad

Residence Hall: Kohl Hall
Fee to live in the community? Yes
Requires members to live in the community? Yes
Allows roommate pull-ins? Yes

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Fee | $125 per semester

If this community allows upperclass students to join, the fee will be $75 per semester after being a member for two years.

 

La Maison Française

For all students who are passionate about the French-speaking world.

Frensh House

Residence Hall: Kohl Hall
Fee to live in the community? Yes
Requires members to live in the community? No
Allows roommate pull-ins? Yes

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Fee | $125 per semester

If this community allows upperclass students to join, the fee will be $75 per semester after being a member for two years.

 

SEARCH Community

For students of all backgrounds, interested in investigating the BIG questions of life.   

Batchelder Music

Residence Hall: McDonald Hall
Fee to join? Yes
Requires members to live in the community? No
Allows roommate pull-ins? Yes

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Fee | $75 per semester

 

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Thank you for taking an interest in joining one of our Learning Communities. We know there is a lot of decisions students have to make when they are getting ready for college life. Fill out this form and we will get you all the information you need to help you choose the community that is right for you.

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How did you hear about us?

CommunityDirectorE-MailPhone
Academic Investment in Math and Science (AIMS)Sarah Jurden
Email419-372-5401
ACTION ProgramWendy StandingerEmail419-372-6561
Air Force ROTC
Andrew Peterson
Email419-372-2176
Army ROTCNathan A. DavisEmail440-315-3471
Arts Village
Joel O'DorisioEmail419-372-3537
AviationNancy VanderlugtEmail419-372-2870
Batchelder MusicBill MullinsEmail419-372-8577
Business DistrictErik Chiarelott
Email419-372-8001
Chapman Learning  Brett Holden - DirectorEmail419-372-0593
Construction Management
Scott Gross
Email419-372-2837
Education and Human Development Community (EDHD)
Ardy GonyerEmail419-372-7401
Educators in Context and Community (ECCO)Patrick VroomanEmail419-372-9185
Forensic Science
Jeffrey Lynn
Email419-372-6224
Global Village
Kefa OtisoEmail419-372-9352
Health, Wellness and YouMary Jon Ludy
Email419-372-6461
Honors Learning CommunityJodi DevineEmail419-372-8501
La Comunidad
Carmen AlvarezEmail419-372-3533
La Maison FrançaiseJennifer WolterEmail419-372-2667
Natural Health and Science Residential Community (NHSRC)Erika ScheuflerEmail419-372-0117
SEARCHMichael BrownEmail419-372-9019